English Speech Shrey Patel
Thesis: Australians do not do enough to stop animal cruelty internationally.
|||Imagine you are trapped in a tiny, cold, barren metal cage with barely any room for movement. You are taken every once in a while to get your hair shaved off, and get things rubbed into your skin that could potentially make your hair not grow back, or it burns you and makes your skin bleed. Or maybe you get a substance put into your eyes and are kept with that substance in your eyes for two weeks and you go blind. Or you have just woken up from a surgery with little to no pain medication. Now imagine there is someone there who has the potential to help you but he or she is not ...view middle of the document...
You may ask what Australia as country is doing about it? Let’s just say they are completely ignoring the fact that those poor animals are still suffering. Animals, like us, are emotional beings. Their desire to be free from suffering is not unlike our own. Yet unlike us, they cannot vote, object, or speak out against violence making animals among the most exploited, and in need of our protection. It us up to us to be their voice. The only thing we are doing is right now is just talking about it. We do have some campaigns for example Animal Australia but this practises are just not enough to stop this nationally before we even think about spreading this word out internationally. Fighting animal testing should be more than a slogan; it needs to be a genuine practice. Unfortunately, it’s become commonplace in the |cosmetics industry and other industry to test products and their ingredients on animals in labs. Laboratory testing is done to substances that make up these cosmetic products, to see whether they are likely to harm people, or damage the environment when they are disposed of,| without the concern of how much it would affect the poor animal.
The science of cosmetics safety testing has progressed greatly in recent years, and there are now dozens of proven non-animal test methods accepted by government regulators of cosmetics. |Examples include |3-dimensional human skin models, which can fully replace the use of rabbits for skin irritation testing, and |cell culture tests for genetic mutations, and other harmful effects. Non-animal methods have been shown to be scientifically superior and usually take less time to complete, at a fraction of the cost of animal experiments but for some reasons some companies are still sticking the old method of animal-testing. This means there are plenty of companies using alternatives to animal testing which shows that there are no more excuses to torture animals.
On one hand we have organisations like |Animal Australia where they think animal cruelty is a global issue. Much of their work is negotiations between borders. Animals Australia is internationally renowned for their investigations and public awareness campaigns. Their mission is to make public globally aware on what’s going on around the world. |Then we have |The RSPCA, RSPCA is a community based charity that works on preventing cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection nationally and internationally. While organizations like this are there to bring change on a global scale and both of this organizations are tightly related to Australia in terms of their origin. On other side we have actions taken by our government which disproves all this moral actions we have taken so far.
In August 2013,| the Australian Labour Party made a commitment to run a national consultation on phasing out the importation, manufacture, sale and advertising of cosmetics or cosmetic ingredients or...